Carmageddon: Max Damage Review

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Certain things, such as Global Hypercolor T-shirts and the Saturday Night dance, are ’90s relics that are happily yet to be revived in the modern day. Sadly, the same thing cannot be said about Carmageddon. Pitched as a video-game take on Death Race 2000 on its release in 1997 (albeit without the licence), this fourth game in the series is as gleefully violent as ever — bodies explode in a mass of blood and limbs as you hit them. The problem is, it still lacks any attempt at satire to justify this carnage. Instead its raison d’être seems to be simply to offend — witnessed in the names of the power ups and the gameplay, which has you mowing down pedestrians, cows or people in wheelchairs in your car. The last-gen graphics don’t help its cause much either.